Water and Diet

Our body is composed of about 70 percent of water. It's essential for life to drink water to keep our body functioning properly.

Water contains no calories and may not have nutritional value. Recommended amount of water a day is eight 8-ounce glasses. You may need more water if you exercise.

Dieting and water and its effect on our body

It's essential to drink enough plain water if you keep a diet. Nutritionists advice to replace other beverages especially sugar- or artificial-sweetened with water. It brings down the amount of sugar we get from drinks, cut calories and lower the risk of weight gain.

Water could fill your stomach up before eating and suppress hunger preventing you from overeating. Try to drink water 30 minutes before your meal and see how less food you will need to be satisfied.

Another positive effect of drinking water is speeding up metabolism - especially if water is icy cold. Your body must work to warm the water up, burning a few extra calories in the process.

Dehydration and its effects on our body

Never stay dehydrated. Dehydration makes you feel stressed and fatigued. If you feel a little thirsty, it's a first sign of dehydration. Keep a bottle of water in your bag when you are on the-go or a glass of water at your desk to energize yourself with plain water at anytime.

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